Skip to comments.“American Pie” explained. The Song By Don Mclean
Posted on 02/10/2012 5:39:54 AM PST by navysealdad
Songs like Revolution by The Beatles, which was clearly suspicious of violent revolution and uprisings, as well as American Pie by Don McLean.
Many people think that the song American Pie is about the death of Buddy Holly and other musicians in a plane crash, but Glenn presented a reading of the lyrics on radio and showed how it could also be seen as a warning against the danger of violent uprisings.
Ive never understood I drove the Chevy to the levee, I didnt know what that was. Lets just start there on the simple part because Chevy, just think of Chevy and mom and apple pie. Hes making a point here. Chevy, I drove my Chevy to the levee. This actually goes back into the 1950s and a Dinah Shore commercial for Chevy,
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Maybe levee was the best word he could find to rhyme with Chevy?
Very interesting. Thanks for posting.
I think an “explanation” came out many years ago, too many to recall, so let’s hear it again.
Excellent - thanks for that - it helped tie together the bits I didn’t understand about the song
I always thought that song was about atheism taking over and destroying America. Atheism is a euphism for the anti-Christ because atheism/unbelief is anti belief = the anti Christian attitude.
In other words it is about the anti-Christ take over of America - in ideology at this point vs. the actual person of satan.
The song always creeped me out because I found it prophetic - or should I say anti prophetic because prophets interpret God/ anti-prophets interpret the anti-God.
It was a depressing song back then and still is.
If I could hear this song played with the lyrics sung in a language I am not fluent in, would I still like it?
...Eight miles high and falling fast...(McLean)
The Byrds...Eight Miles High...
Eight miles high and when you touch down
Youll find that its stranger than known
Signs in the street that say where youre going
Are somewhere just being their own
Nowhere is there warmth to be found
Among those afraid of losing their ground
Rain gray town known for its sound
In places small faces unbound
Round the squares huddled in storms
Some laughing some just shapeless forms
Sidewalk scenes and black limousines
Some living some standing alone
His answer was, "It means I'll never have to work again."
Saw a short piece on Lennon a while back and he said sometimes the words don’t mean anything.
The Grand Rapids LipDub set a new world record — lipdub to American Pie.
I found it an interesting video.
American Pie absolutely bored the hell out of me.
Iggy Pop and the Stooges was my taste at the time...
A great songwriter.
Great...now how about the lyrrics to “incense and peppermint.”
Great...now how about the lyrics to “incense and peppermint.”
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